Thursday, January 24, 2008

And Then There Were Three


Old Springs Pike played a surprise show last night at Rockwood. Not so much a surprise because they were scheduled and everything, but more a surprise because, when they were scheduled, they were a four piece and--from here on out--there's only three of them.

And there's nothing like a day's notice on the eve of a tour to really shake things up.

But, last night on the small stage at Rockwood with people crammed in on top of each other and an encore penned by John Denver but embedded in the Peter, Paul and Mary songbook, the three-part harmony was revelatory and the energy was (to me at least) more catchy than their recent residency at Joe's Pub.

There's something about crisis that can lift a soul and bond a group and maybe that's what's going on here.

Anyway, last night seemed like the start of something special . . .

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for writing about Old Springs Pike during this time..their show was absolutely amazing and I have nothing but love for them. Your drawings are beautiful :)

2:41 PM  
Blogger Michael Arthur said...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving the kind words . . .

They are amazing . . .

4:03 PM  
Blogger melissa said...

i have NO idea how i even came across this entry, it was sent to me by someone... but these final words you wrote,

"There's something about crisis that can lift a soul and bond a group and maybe that's what's going on here.

Anyway, last night seemed like the start of something special . . . "

are amazing. i cannot sum it up any further. there was so much love and support in that tiny room last night, and i am so grateful and proud of the james' and heather for continuing to do what they know. thank you for your moving words and for your moving and detailed drawings that captured such raw emotion from an emotional night. you are truly one of a kind and your blog soothed my soul.

thank you michael, for showing your support to such a terrific group of musicians, and i hope to see you drawing at some future osp shows!

be well. xo.
-melissa

4:56 PM  
Blogger Tamra said...

wow thank you for that

1:42 AM  
Anonymous karen said...

Hi Michael, I'm Heather's mom. Your words and wonderful drawings are a gift to them and to all of us. Thank you very much. Karen

2:33 PM  
Blogger Michael Arthur said...

Uhm. Wow. You're so very welcome . . .

Thank you for coming by . . .

I know it's early, but have a great Mother's Day in case I forget later . . .

1:08 AM  

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